Courses

Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College have partnered to provide the courses necessary for a Bachelor of Science in sustainable brewing.

Brewing Certificate offered at Kalamazoo Valley Community College

See courses offered at KVCC. These courses are required for the degree and may be taken in the order that makes sense for you. Please contact the advisor to review your particular situation.

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Courses offered at WMU

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Catalog requirements

Required introductory STEM courses

  • CHEM 1100/1110: General Chemistry I and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • CHEM 1120/1130: General Chemistry II and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • PHYS 1130/1140: General Physics I and Lab (Credits: 5)
  • PHYS 1150/1160: General Physics II and Lab (Credits: 5)
  • MATH 1180: Precalculus (Credits: 4)
  • BIOS 1600: Biological Form and Function (Credits: 3)
  • BIOS 1610: Molecular and Cell Biology (Credits: 4)
  • BIOS 1620: Ecology and Evolution (Credits: 4)

Required advanced STEM courses

  • CHEM 2250/2260: Quantitative Analysis and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • CHEM 3700/3710: Intro Organic Chem and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • CHEM 3550/3560: Intro Biochemistry and Lab (Credits: 4)
  • BIOS 2500: Genetics (Credits: 3)
  • BIOS 3120: Microbiology (Credits: 5)
  • BIOS 5230: Fermentation (Credits: 3)

Required sustainability courses

  • ENVS 2150: Environ Systems and Cycles (Credits: 3)
  • ENVS 3000: Intro to Sustainability (Credits: 3)

Electives (Choose six hours)

  • ANTH 3560: Food and Culture (Credits: 3)
  • ACTY 3990: Sustainable Accounting (Credits: 3)
  • BUS 1750: Business Enterprise (Credits: 3)
  • ECON 3190: Environmental Economics (Credits: 3)
  • FCS 2600: Nutrition (Credits: 3)
  • GEOG 3200: Culinary Tourism (Credits: 3)
  • MFE 4400: Production Engineering (Credits: 3)
  • MGMT 3120: Sustainable Operations (Credits: 3)
  • MKTG 2900: Intro to Food and CPG Industry (Credits: 3)
  • MKTG 3330: Sustainable Marketing (Credits: 3)
  • MKTG 3770: Sales Promotion (Credits: 3)
  • REL 4000: Holy Waters (Credits: 3)